April 2016 issue

SCU to lead $13.8m co-operatives program

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Frogs v fungus: time is running out to save seven unique species from disease

Photo: The Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) (credit: Michael McFadden (Taronga Zoo))

SCU among best 150 young universities


Sports science researcher wins national award

Chris Stevens with conference award

Southern Cross University researcher Dr Chris Stevens has been named Exercise and Sport Science Australia’s (ESSA)  best young researcher in sport science for the second time. Dr Stevens, who is the campus lead for Sport and Exercise Science at the Coffs Harbour campus, was one of 144 young researchers considered for the award, presented by ESSA, a […]

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Bright Futures for sport and exercise science students

SCU graduates: (left) Lana Eyeington, Mark Roberts and Candi Boggs.

An exercise physiologist who’s set up a small business treating people with chronic illnesses, a sleep and respiratory scientist working at a major hospital, and a sports academy program manager are some of the career pathways that graduates of Southern Cross University’s sports and exercise science degrees have taken. Mark Roberts, owner of Revolution Fitness […]

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Check-ups for health care workers

Osteopathy student Sophie-Anne Bruce (right) gives a health check to Kylie Bennett, Director of Clinical Services at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Usually it’s doctors, nurses and allied health workers who look after our health but the roles were reversed when Southern Cross University health students provided check-ups to staff from Lismore’s St Vincent’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Nursing Home. The osteopathy, clinical exercise physiology, nursing and occupational therapy students delivered the week-long health and wellness program […]

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Pilot program aims to boost gender equity

Dr Joanne OakesPostdoctoral ResearcherCentre for Coastal BiogeochemistrySchool of Environment, Science & Engineering

Improving the gender balance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is the focus of a new pilot program at Southern Cross University. The University is among 32 organisations in Australia, including universities, medical research institutes and the CSIRO, participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot – a partnership between […]

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Building engineers of the future at SCU Young Engineers

Stephanie Schultz from Emmanuel College Ballina, Victoria Pippo from Xavier Catholic College Skennars Head and Hope Gallagher from Toormina High School.

Jack Bridge, a 16-year-old student from Byron High, had a taste of what it’s like to be an engineer at the first Southern Cross University Young Engineers school holiday program. The aim of SCU Young Engineers, hosted by the School of Environment, Science and Engineering, is to let years 9 to 12 high school students […]

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Liverpool FC announces International Academy with Southern Cross University


Liverpool Football Club has teamed up with Southern Cross University to launch the Club’s first full-time coaching program in Australia. The youth coaching program will officially start in August 2016 and will provide unique opportunities for players aged 5 -17 to learn to play ‘The Liverpool Way’. Players will improve their football skills and develop […]

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Joshua finds his passion in teaching

Josh Stephens works at Ocean Shores Public School.

At the end of year 12, Joshua Stephens, a Southern Cross University graduate, didn’t know what he wanted to do. “I was immature and unsure which path to follow. I travelled a bit then worked in the hospitality industry for three years but I was bored,” Josh said. “Luckily, some adult friends who are teachers […]

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Postcard to home: Jocelyn He

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Huiying (Jocelyn) He comes from Hainan, an island province at the southernmost point of China, known for its tropical climate, beach resorts and a forested, mountainous interior. Jocelyn, 21, is doing the SCU College six-month English language program before starting a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting. My mother was a primary school English teacher […]

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Meet the staff: Dr Stephen Garrett

Dr Stephen Garrett

What is your job at SCU? I have just started in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. I am the course cooordinator for Visual Arts, which I am very excited about. What brought you to SCU?  I was interested in working in a regional area and sharing my experiences from working in a large […]

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